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Salad with Beet Vinaigrette

processor until smooth; season with salt and


pepper. With motor running, thin vinaigrette
INGREDIENTS with reserved brine to a pourable consistency.
Add pumpkin seeds and pulse until coarsely
Pickled Beets ground.

 6 baby red beets, trimmed, scrubbed


 2 whole star anise pods
 2 cups verjus
 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Vinaigret t e and As sembly

 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)


 2 anchovy fillets packed in oil
 1 garlic clove, finely grated
 ⅓ cup grated Parmesan
 ¼ cup basil leaves
 ¼ cup olive oil
 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 Mixed red and purple raw fruits and vegetables
(such as tomatoes, plums, berries, radishes,
beets, rainbow carrots, and watermelon),
halved, sliced, and/or cut into wedges

Ingredient Info

 Verjus is a tart juice made from unripe grapes.


You can find it at specialty foods stores and
online.

RECIPE PRE P AR AT IO N

Pickled Beets

 Bring beets, star anise, verjus, salt, and 1 cup


water to a simmer in a small saucepan over
medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and
cook beets, adding water as needed to keep
them covered, until tender, 30−40 minutes.
Let cool.
 Remove beets from brine with a slotted spoon
and rub with paper towels to remove skins. Set
beets aside. Reserve brine separately.
 Do Ahead: Beets can be pickled 3 days ahead.
Return beets to brine; cover and chill.

Vinaigrette and Assembly

 Toast pumpkin seeds in a dry small skillet over


medium-high heat, tossing occasionally, until
golden brown and puffed, about 3 minutes. Let
cool.
 Process anchovies, garlic, Parmesan, basil, oil,
lemon juice, and 2 pickled beets in a food